Social Welfare will allocate 500,000 euros in 2020 to Home Care assistance

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Social Welfare will allocate 500,000 euros in 2020 to Home Care assistance.
Social Welfare will allocate 500,000 euros in 2020 to Home Care assistance.

The Department of Social Welfare, which directs Ángela Llorca, will allocate 500,000 euros in 2020 to aid for Home Care. The Local Government Board has approved today the bases that will govern these municipal grants with which “it contributes to pay the expenses of the assistance that dependent or special needs people receive in their homes”.

Llorca recalled that with this home help program "personal, psychosocial, educational and / or domestic attention is given to these people so that they remain in their usual environment and have greater autonomy and improve quality of life."

The mayor has indicated that “for the current year 450,000 euros were budgeted for this aid program, an amount that by 2020 we have considered increasing up to 500,000 euros to cover with better and greater guarantees all cases that come to us throughout the year "

Initially, these aids are granted for a maximum period of three months, although a new resolution can be issued to extend them until the end of the year. The amount of these grants is paid to the beneficiaries monthly.

To be a beneficiary of these grants, it is essential to reside in Benidorm, be registered as a minimum for a year and have a favorable opinion from the Social Welfare Department's Valuation Commission, which will determine the number of subsidized hours on a case-by-case basis. of the program, the tasks that are included, the intensity and duration of home assistance and the total amount of assistance.

The deadline for requesting aid for those who have already been beneficiaries of the program this year is until November 22, while the rest of the interested persons may request them in 2020. The full content of the bases can be consulted at the Website of the City Council .